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Who, If Not Artists, Can Inspire Us In Days Of Change?

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 03.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

An authentic artist creates beauty that lifts us up to the highest within us. The Creativity of such an artist comes from his or her connection to the Divine Source, which is therefore able to make a truly constructive contribution to humanity.

Celebrating 19th-Century American Female Composers

Diane Propsner | Posted 03.09.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

With the momentum created via her recital, Ellen is hopeful that her passion will inspire others to take part in spotlighting this music. She shared her thoughts for promoting a more inclusive version of history in music classrooms.

10 Famous Paintings That Will Make You Feel Happy You DON'T Have A Valentine

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

In honor of this most divisive of holidays, we're revisiting an old post honoring those of us who will not be receiving Hallmark cards. And wouldn't w...

Artist 'Fights' His Drawings, And They're A Knockout

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.07.2015 | Arts

We often hear about the tortured relationship artists have with their work. Alex Solis takes that to a clever extreme in his "Inkteraction" series. ...

New Wave Women: Pulse and Nada

Catherine Corman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Arts
Catherine Corman

"By photographing these marginal details; stains, traces, dust, dirt, I bring them to the center of vision, allowing them to exist and prevail," she says, in an attempt to foreground "the abjectness of the otherwise invisible."

Here's What Your Inferiority Complex Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts

Care to cross the Stream of Self-Consciousness or scale the Insecurity Fence? Welcome to cartoonist Grant Snider's "The Inferiority Complex," a pla...

A Dance Celebration in Chicago at the Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The return of the company to Chicago after almost 17 years was a gift to lovers of dance.

Photos Of ''Star Wars' In Real Life Will Put You Over The Moon

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts

Thomas Dagg brings "Star Wars" to the real world. The Toronto-based photographer drew on his boyhood love of the series by inserting its characters...

Superheroes Strike A Pose For 16th Century Flemish Paintings

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts

French photographer Sacha Goldberger is giving superheroes the power to travel back in time -- and into would-be masterpieces. In his "Super Flemis...

Straight to the Point: Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men

Bess Rowen | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Leave it to Young Jean Lee to get straight to the point, by saying: okay, now what? Straight White Men doesn't give us the answer, but I think it does very important work by challenging us to confront three-dimensional characters that we can't easily dismiss.

Gorgeous, Trippy Light Show Will Make You Want To Get On Your Bike And Ride

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts

If human-powered transportation were always this beautiful, maybe a lot more of us would be pedaling around. Check out "Ghost Peloton," an on-the-m...

Celebrate November With The 15 Best Mustaches In History

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts

In case you haven't noticed the abundance of upper-lip hair this month, we're here to tell you that we're in the thick of No Shave November, or the eq...

'The Impossibility of Theatre:' An Interview with Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota

Bess Rowen | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

I asked the impressive director of Théâtre de la Ville in Paris some questions about his approach to this production and theatre in general and his answers will hopefully inspire you as much as they have me.

Needed: Arts Management Mentors

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.14.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

There is a great deal of discussion about the need for building tomorrow's audiences if the arts world is to survive. In response, most arts institutions devote substantial efforts to arts education and audience development programs.

New Wave Women: Paris Photo Los Angeles

Catherine Corman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Corinne Vionnet layers hundreds of similar photographs of the same landmark to give an impression of a place we all know. Influenced by the mists of Monet and Turner, as well as early etchings of monuments, she hopes to create a portrait of collective memory.

Nōbody's Business: This Lingering Life

Bess Rowen | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Though the average American theatergoer has not seen a play from the classical Japanese theatrical style of Noh (Nō) theatre, they likely have seen playwrights influenced by that style.

The River of Dreams: Olwen Fouéré Talks About riverrun

Bess Rowen | Posted 11.15.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

I fell in love with the Irish theatre scene, both present and past, after spending a summer studying abroad in Dublin. Since then, to fuel my need to hear the rhythms and spirit of that place that I often miss, I have always kept an eye out for the latest pieces of theatre from Ireland that travel to New York City.

You'll Be Hypnotized By Streetlights In This Trippy Video

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts

Streetlights make one cool kaleidoscope in Hiroshi Kondo's "Eye Know." The short takes us on a mind-bending nighttime journey in which illumination...

Creating 1854

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Jack Schimmelman

As I write this article, President Obama is a neighbor, just some miles down the road. Meanwhile, in my old age, intimate with infirmities, I have decided to create an original opera specifically for Martha's Vineyard, nature's poem.

Wendy Whelan: Curious and Open (With a Sense of Humor)

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Wendy Whelan, the much beloved principal dancer for New York City Ballet, is already a legend. Her career has spanned an astonishing 29 years during which she has done pretty much everything imaginable.

Artist Inspires Us To Think Outside The (Cereal) Box

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts

This New York City artist is thinking outside the (cereal) box. Sarah Rosado makes portraits of major performers out of cornflakes. With works that...

Mining Creativity From a Secondhand Store: The Clayton Brothers at Mark Moore Gallery

Annabel Osberg | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The exhibition's color scheme is gaudy and disjunctive like the colors of a thrift store's multiplicity of objects. The Claytons' palette is skillfully mismatched in a tongue-in-cheek nod to the untrained chromatic discord of paintings found in secondhand stores.

An American Romeo and Juliet

Catherine Corman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Catherine Corman

A third generation New Yorker, Lower East Side gallerist Sasha Wolf has curated an exhibit of photographs loosely illustrating Romeo and Juliet. She says she is direct, honest and straight-forward, but never cynical, and has an innocent belief in true love. These qualities mark the work she has chosen.

California Dreaming at Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles

Annabel Osberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

"California Dreaming" at Paul Loya Gallery, is as refreshing as its title and the swimming pool pictured on its postcard seem to imply.

My Crew

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.06.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The men and women who run the shows, move the sets, carry the props, light the lights, manage the sound, dress the performers and on and on are among my favorite colleagues in every arts job I have held and the Kennedy Center is no exception.